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FILE - This Monday an. 20, 2020 file photo shows pro gun demonstrators holding signs in front of the Virginia State Capitol in Richmond, Va. In a state once synonymous with the Old South, Democrats are using their newfound legislative control to refashion Virginia as the region's progressive leader on racial, social and economic issues.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Virginia lawmakers reject assault weapon ban

Feb. 17, 2020 4:51 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's push to ban the sale of assault weapons failed on Monday after some of his fellow Democrats balked at the proposal. Senators voted to shelve the bill for the year and ask the state crime commission to study the issue, an outcome that drew cheers from a...

Sen. Amanda Chase, R-Chesterfield, announces that she is running for governor of Virginia in 2021, during a press conference outside the Virginia State Capitol in Richmond, Va., Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. (Bob Brown/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)

Virginia Republican announces gubernatorial run

Feb. 17, 2020 4:50 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia Republican state senator says she's running for governor next year as an unabashed conservative whose top priority will be to promote gun rights. Sen. Amanda Chase announced her candidacy Monday to a crowd of about 100 outside the Capitol on Monday, saying voters were...

FILE - This Wednesday Jan. 8, 2020 file photo shows Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, bottom left, as he recognizes House speaker, Eileen Filler-Corn, D-Farifax, right, while he prepares to deliver his State of the Commonwealth address as Lt. gov. Justin Fairfax, top left, applauds before a joint session of the Virginia Assembly at the Virginia state Capitol in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Virginia emerges as South's progressive leader under Dems

Feb. 15, 2020 3:20 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — In a state once synonymous with the Old South, Democrats are using their newfound legislative control to refashion Virginia as the region's progressive leader on racial, social and economic issues. Lawmakers are on the verge of passing the South's strictest gun laws, broadest LGBTQ...

In this undated photo provided by Claire Chase for Congress, Claire Chase, a Republican candidate for U.S. House in southern New Mexico, shoots at a

GOP candidate shoots red flag to oppose New Mexico bill

Feb. 14, 2020 12:06 AM EST

CAPROCK, N.M. (AP) — A Republican U.S. House candidate in southern New Mexico has released an ad with her shooting a “red flag” to protest a state gun control proposal. Claire Chase on Thursday unveiled the online video where she challenges “Santa Fe liberals” to come and take...

Gun control advocates and gun rights supporters attend a rally led by student activists at Rhode Island's Statehouse on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Providence, R.I. They gathered to call for gun reform and mark Friday's two-year anniversary of the deadly mass shooting at Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida. The rally was held immediately after the state's Democratic governor and attorney general held an event to push state lawmakers to pass a group of bills they think would help curb gun violence. (AP Photo/Jennifer McDermott)

Governor and attorney general call for new gun control laws

Feb. 13, 2020 8:09 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's Democratic governor and attorney general pushed state lawmakers to pass a group of bills they feel will help curb gun violence. Gov. Gina Raimondo and Attorney General Peter Neronha held an event at the Statehouse Thursday to discuss eight gun control bills they're...

Gun maker files for bankruptcy following Kansas City lawsuit

Feb. 13, 2020 6:38 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Nevada-based gun manufacturer filed for bankruptcy after Kansas City sued the company over weapons trafficking last month. In the Chapter 7 bankruptcy petition filed Feb. 10, Jimenez Arms listed assets of less than $50,000 and outstanding liabilities that surpass $1 million,...

Lea County Sheriff Corey Helton, left, waits with McKinley County Sheriff Ronald Silversmith, right, outside the New Mexico House chamber before a debate on a proposed red-flag gun bill in Santa Fe, N.M., Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. Democratic legislators in New Mexico are pushing forward with a red-flag gun proposal at a legislative committee meeting that offers a final opportunity for public comment. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)

New Mexico sheriff vows to go to jail over proposed gun law

Feb. 13, 2020 12:23 AM EST

EUNICE, N.M. (AP) — A southeastern New Mexico sheriff is vowing to go to jail and risk his seat rather than enforce a proposed red-flag gun law. The Hobbs News-Sun reports Lea County Sheriff Corey Helton told an audience at a Eunice City Hall meeting on Monday he’s ready to go to jail, if necessary,...

FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2020, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks to supporters at a campaign office, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, in Scarborough, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

The Latest: Bloomberg says he's prepared to take on Trump

Feb. 12, 2020 8:54 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential primary campaign (all times local): 8:50 p.m. Michael Bloomberg says none of the other candidates in the Democratic primary field had answers when asked in last week’s debate why they’re better prepared than he is to take on President...

Ban on assault weapon sales advances in Virginia

Feb. 11, 2020 5:09 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Democratic lawmakers in Virginia are advancing legislation to ban the sale of assault weapons and the possession of high-capacity magazines. The state House voted 51-48 Tuesday to pass the legislation to prohibit the sale of certain semiautomatic firearms, including popular AR-15 style...

More counties approve 'sanctuary' resolutions on gun rights

Feb. 9, 2020 10:53 AM EST

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — Two more rural Arizona counties have declared themselves to be “Second Amendment sanctuary counties,” taking stances in favor of gun rights even as some supporters of the measures acknowledge they'll have no or little real legal effect. The unanimous votes by the...